September 2010

Reading, Writing & Relaxation

There’s something about the fall that prompts us to get organized, learn a new skill or just find a unique way to relax and introduce some fun into our lives. Check out these interesting classes and smart-looking desk accessories and take your pick! Wine Tasting: Australia (Part of a series of international wine-tasting classes.) Participants should bring three glasses t... »

The Hillside School

By Susan Stets “I’m graduating from Hillside and am ready for any challenges middle school can throw at me,” wrote recent graduate David Aitchison in a paper he read at an assembly on the last day of school. David will enter seventh grade at Moravian Academy this fall.  He attributes his success to the strategies he learned at The Hillside School, nestled among fields of c... »

Mean & Clean: Football Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik

By J.F. Pirro Numbers are important in sports — but perhaps no jersey number in history is a better match than the No. 60 Chuck Bednarik wore. First at the University of Pennsylvania and then with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1949-62, Bethlehem’s South Side native became the last of the two-way, 60-minute men of his era. He played center on offense and linebacker on defens... »

Tragedy to Triumph: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

By Jennifer LoConte “I’m going to save my sister,” stated five-year old Conner Reitz, after learning that his 20-month old sister, Claire, had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. In 1999, Claire began an extensive two-year treatment program consisting of daily oral chemotherapy, monthly intravenous chemo and weekly chemo-infused spinal taps. Conner, with the su... »

DiMaio’s Family Ristorante & Pizzeria

By Cathy Kiley Pizzerias come and go but every town has at least one. Some don’t last very long or change ownership over and over again, most times without changing names. You never know who will be taking your order over the phone or making your pizza while you wait. This, however, is not the case with DiMaio’s Family Ristorante and Pizzeria. Located in the Shoppes at Hel... »

Solutions for an Aging Spine

By Amanda Boyce, ATC, CSCS According to the World Health Organization, the proportion of people over the age of 60 is growing faster than any other age group. While this may be a success story for medicine and prevention of disease, it presents our society with challenges relating to preservation of physical function and quality of life issues for this group. In short, pat... »

Choosing the Right Physician for Your Family

By Frederick Jerant Choosing a new doctor can be a tough job, especially if you’ve just moved to the area. And finding the right specialist can be even tougher. You can always take a chance by closing your eyes and pointing your finger at a doctor’s name in the yellow pages, but that’s not a wise procedure. Instead, a little digging and talking can help you find the right ... »

Changing Seasons, Changing Decor

By Nancy Moffett Much as I hate to see summer come to an end, each new season stirs its own emotions. As the days grow shorter and the nights turn cool, I have the urge to get out the fuzzy throws, replace summer accessories with candles and dark throw pillows and light the pilot on the gas fireplace. Fall is the perfect time to spruce up your home. Look at the walls, the ... »

Playing It Safe on the Internet

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio From getting the latest breaking news and socializing with friends to paying bills and picking out gifts, the Internet affords us many conveniences and luxuries. Many of us can find exactly what we are seeking without even cracking open a book. Unfortunately, what some may not realize is that the conveniences afforded to us by using the Internet als... »

The Retail Diet – Enjoying Shopping in Moderation

By Jen Kach Throwing on the dress took less than 10 seconds, but that was apparently time  well-spent. All day, people had been giving me the once-over and exclaiming, “Wow! You look so put together!” When I would murmur some sort of modest response, they came back at me with declarations that I always looked great. I was flattered, of course, but also surprised — I’d chos... »

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